A Philadelphia driver is facing charges related to an incident where he is alleged to have driven the wrong way down a Philly street, striking several vehicles. He will likely face DUI charges and charges for damaging property in connection with this instance.
People who are under the influence of alcohol often make poor choices. Unfortunately, when they choose to drink and drive, that choice often ends up having a negative impact on their lives and the lives of others. For this reason, drunk driving charges are prosecuted very seriously in Pennsylvania.
Here in Philadelphia, the legal penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol can be extremely severe. The consequences depend on several variables including any previous DUI convictions and the level of alcohol measured in the driver's system at the time of the arrest. If the DUI charge results from an accident in which someone was injured, the penalties for a conviction can be harsher.